|Florence Schornstein - 31-Jul-2006 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
A lifelong resident of New Orleans, Florence Schornstein is deeply involved in civic life in the city—both before and especially after Hurricane Katrina. Florence was born in Touro Infirmary, where she later served as the Executive Director of their Foundation, and grew up in the Garden District, where she still lives. From 1968-1970, Florence was the President of the Council of Jewish Women. She also became involved in the Civil Rights Movement and was particularly active in helping to dese...
Keywords: Jewish Women's Archive (JWA); Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL); Oral History; Rosalind Hinton; Hurricane Katrina; Florence Schornstein; New Orleans; LA; Scheme: Library of Congress Authorities Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Personal narratives; Judaism; Public service; Marriage; Motherhood; Family; Council of Jewish Women (U.S.); Touro Infirmary; United Way; Desegregation in education; New Orleans City Park Department; Parkway Partners Program
|Yossi Nemes - 13-Jul-2007 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
Rabbi Yossi Nemes, the Brooklyn-born director of the Chabad Center in Metairie, New Orleans, was interviewed by Rosalind Hinton on July 13, 2007. R’ Nemes moved to New Orleans in 1990, after completing advanced study and marrying his wife Chanie, with whom he has six daughters and a son. He relates his experiences of staying in New Orleans through Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, hiding in the second floor of his two-story brick house with twelve friends and relatives after the ground ...
Keywords: Jewish Women's Archive; Institute of Southern Jewish Life; Oral History; Rosalind Hinton; Chabad; United States; Levees; Louisiana; New Orleans; Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Personal narratives; Superdome (New Orleans; La.); Kiddush; Rosh Hashanah; Yom Kippur; Pesach; Yeshiva; Kollel; Rabbi Zelig Rivkin; lecha dodi; Alan Krilov; shomer Shabbos; Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak (the Previous Rebbe); Rabbi Myrna Matsa; Rebbetzin Chanie Nemes
|Zoe Oreck - 3-Jul-2007 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
Zoe Oreck, the eighteen-year-old daughter of Julie Wise Oreck (also interviewed in this collection) and a resident of New Orleans, was interviewed on July 3, 2007 by Rosalind Hinton. She describes her experience being displaced from her beloved home in the Uptown neighborhood to a hotel in Houston, her adjustments to a new, temporary life there, and her eventual return. She discusses how Katrina changed her world view on government, community, and spirituality, and describes Jewish social li...
Keywords: Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Personal narratives; Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Press coverage; Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Political aspects; Jews Louisiana; JazzFest; Mardi Gras; Touro Synagogue (New Orleans; La.); Oreck family; Philanthropy; Temple Sinai (New Orleans; La.); Natural disasters; Reform Judaism; Bat mitzvah Anecdotes; University of Georgia; Galleria (Houston; Tex.); Levees; Lee; Spike; Racism Louisiana New Orleans; Jewish Community Center; SPCA; Teens for Green New Orleans; Isidore Newman School; Jewish Assimilation; Jewish social integration; Jewish Women's Archive; Institute of Southern Jewish Life; Oral History; Rosalind Hinton
|Julie Wise Oreck - 2-July-2007 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
Julie Wise Oreck, a ‘fifth-generation Louisiana Jew’ and philanthropist, was interviewed on July 2, 2007 by Rosalind Hinton. The wife of Marshall Oreck, an executive at the Oreck vacuum corporation, she has served on the boards of many Jewish organizations, particularly those supporting Israel advocacy, youth causes, and education. Displaced from her home by the flooding after Hurricane Katrina, she traveled to Houston with her mother and two daughters, where they stayed in a hotel for weeks...
Keywords: Jewish Women's Archive; Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Personal narratives; Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Press coverage; Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Political aspects; Jews Louisiana; Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.); Oreck family; Philanthropy; Christmas tree; Temple Sinai (New Orleans, La.); Jewish Community Center; Haggadah; United Jewish Appeal; United Jewish Communities; American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee; AIPAC; Orthodox Judaism; Holocaust; Manor, Ehud Anecdotes; Intifada, 2000-; Andover (Academy); Natural disasters; SPCA; Levees; Tulane University; Fundraising; Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America; Chabad; Telushkin, Joseph, 1948-; Hillel Foundation; National Council of Jewish Women; Lee, Spike; Flood insurance claims; Superdome (New Orleans, La.); Child care; Serotta, Edward; Hebrew University (Jerusalem); Maccabiah Games; Reconstructionist Judaism; Suicide; Levees; Reform Judaism; Abivale; Isidore Newman School; Jewish Assimilation; Otzma; Israeli media; Torah Academy, New Orleans; Tikkun olam; Lion of Judah conferences; National Young Leadership Cabinet; Israel and Overseas Pillar (organization); Beit Shemesh; fear of rape; Jewish Endowment; Institute of Southern Jewish Life; Oral History; Rosalind Hinton; Hurricane Katrina; New Orleans; Julie Wise Oreck